UPDATE: Two men in custody for death of missing ward of the state

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 9:30 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two men are now in police custody in relation to the death of a ward of the state who went missing from the Granville Place of Safety in Trelawny on Sunday.

The police a short while ago confirmed that Karlene Young, who they say was 15-years-old, was found in a shallow grave in the Hague community and the men taken later into custody.

Young and another female ward reportedly broke out of the Granville facility on Sunday.

Allegations are that the deceased, along with the other ward were assisted by a member of the community who cut a hole in the newly-erected perimeter fence securing the facility.

It is also alleged that the girls were staying with men in the Hague Settlement.

Thursday morning one of the girls returned to the facility and reported that her colleague was buried in bushes near the Hague Settlement after she fell unconscious.

The Child Development Agency said in a statement late Thursday that the deceased suffered from an ailment that required daily treatment.





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